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It doesn’t matter if users want to jailbreak their iPad, iPhone or iPod, there are things they should check into before they start the process.

One of the first is to find out if it’s even possible for their device.  After all, not every iOS device has a jailbreaking tool for it. Plus, each version that does have a tool has its own method.  As it currently stands, there are no jailbreaking tools for the iOS versions below:

  • iOS 9.2
  • iOS 9.2.1
  • iOS 9.3
  • iOS 9.3.1

For people with a later iOS version, the possibility for a jailbreak may not be available for these either… nothing’s been released as of right now. For people running versions, ioS 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2 and 9.1 can still get a tool that will jailbreak their phone.

Should A Person Jailbreak Their Phone?

A jailbreaking tool allows users to install applications that offer services that can’t be found on app store applications. And, it lets users be able to tweak things so things are simpler. However, there’s a cost behind it. They can’t update to the latest iOS versions without the loss to all these benefits.

If a person is on iOS 9.1 and don’t know if they want to update or stick with the jailbreak, they need to ask themselves if they’d rather have the newest features offered in the updated iOS or keep enjoying the features the jailbroken device offers them.

What Does It Mean By Jailbreak?

All it means is that the software restrictions Apple imposes are eliminating, allowing users to install all kinds of applications and tweaks that Apple App Store doesn’t permit. Basically, it allows folks to circumvent all of Apple’s security measures.

It’s a side effect that’s enabled some folks to install the iOS applications for free, even those apps that could be installed if paid for from the Apple App Store. There is a tweak that can be installed on devices that ensure the jailbroken status stays hidden from those apps that can tell if a device has or has not been jailbroken.

There are a number of folks who compare the iOS jailbreaks with Android rooting. However, there’s a little mix-up going on here. Android lets anyone install third-party applications by checking the box in their phone’s settings. Android rooting lets users change operating systems by letting them install modified Android OS versions and make those noteworthy changes so much that people may not even realize it’s Android-based OS.